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Pipeline Inspection Technician

Operations Support & Admin.
048043 Requisition #

Pipeline Inspection Technician

Division Oil, Gas & Chemicals (OGC)

Cornwall or Kingston or Belleville, ON

Type of employment: Permanent

Business Line: SGS Oil, Gas & Chemicals (OGC)--Plant & Terminals operations (PTO)

Reporting to: Operations Manager-OGC/PTO
About SGS:

Make an impact with SGS! With more than 97,000 employees and 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world, SGS is a silent force working hard behind the scenes to deliver quality and integrity to businesses across nine industries. As the world’s leader in providing inspection, verification, testing and certification services, Forbes ranked the SGS Group as one of the world’s top multinationals and one of the world’s most innovative companies. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices has also recognized the SGS Group for its sustainability processes. In Canada, SGS employs over 2,000 team members across 70 locations.

A day in the life of an SGS Pipeline Inspection Technician:

As a PTO Inspection Technician, you may be responsible for performing the following duties for the client:


This position will require the personnel to operate a four-wheel drive pick-up truck within both highway and residential areas. The personnel will be expected to conduct and record ‘fit-for-use’ inspections on the truck daily before use.


This position will require personnel to monitor and record the condition of customer pipeline installations at various locations within Eastern Ontario (Cornwall, Kingston, Belleville) area.


This position will require personnel to perform preventive maintenance operations on customer pipelines and stations equipment at various locations within the Eastern Ontario area.

Specific Responsibilities:

The expectation of the Inspector is to follow all procedures, checklists and regulations while completing their tasks. These tasks may include activities such as:

  • Operating a company vehicle – four-wheel drive pick-up truck – to drive to specific client pipeline locations
  • Examine the clients ROW (right of way) locations for active work, unauthorized work, signs of leaks or other abnormalities, such as exposed piping and washouts
  • Investigate active work (ensure locates, clearance letters, and a client inspector is present)
  • Perform ROW maintenance such as cutting weeds, cutting grass and minor painting.
  • Record and report any instances of vandalism to client
  • Records and reports instances of abnormalities to client
  • Inspection of client ‘vault’ locations
  • Performs atmospheric LEL (lower explosive limit) evaluations using a 4-head gas monitor before opening any vault hatches or doors
  • Record LEL levels in client provided software system (IFS)
  • Using a dipstick and water paste, dip the vault sump to evaluate the water level and presence of hydrocarbon product
  • Using the facility systems, pump out the vault sump(s) if no hydrocarbon is found.
  • Performed valves, engines and other client equipment’s preventive maintenances
  • Record all findings in the clients IFS
  • Communicate with facility supervisor on any problems as they occur.
  • Using a non-contact voltage detector, touch the rectifier looking for stray voltage
  • Read and record amp and voltage on a specified rectifier
  • Complete appropriate paperwork/documentation.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned in order to complete the client assigned tasks.

The ideal candidate:

  • Education: A minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent) is required.
  • Experience: 0-1 years of relevant work experience required or equivalent experience through education.

    Technical skills:
  • Previous experience in a Petroleum Refinery field would be a strong asset.
  • Ability and willingness to work shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime.
  • Organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are essential. 
  • Sufficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable working outdoors
  • Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment.
  • Ability to work well with others & independently.
  • Must be able to read, understand and follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and timely manner.
  • Ability to work well with others & independently.
  • Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Extended hours and shift work may be required from time to time.
  • Travel to other SGS locations or client locations will be required.
  • Ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies.

Additional Information:

SGS Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to achieving greater accessibility by providing accommodation for people with disabilities during our hiring process.  Accommodations are available on request for qualified candidates during each stage of the recruitment process.


Please note that candidates applying for Canadian job openings should be authorized to work in Canada.

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